In the end we all got queue jump passes for the day.
I was also on Transformers not to long ago (Jan 2014) and the ride started cascading, so the final 2 scenes completed before the car could move. the scene left us on the "top of a skyscraper" and the women in the back seat started to flip out...!!! She was yelling she was scared of heights and believed we were on the top of a 40+ story building. She must not understand architecture and ride facilities. I calmed her down by letting her know she was only 3'from mother earth. lady the building you entered today was only 2 stories, how can we be on the top of a 40 story building. loving smart people...
They offered express passes for the rest of the day...but we have premier passes so there was no need.
Overall very proactive and well handled
The boring evac was off of the Red Car Trolley at DCA. The conductor hit the emergency brake when a child ran in front of the train. They manually opened the doors and asked us all to step off before restarting the train. A mere 100 ft from it's destination.
MIB lost power about half way through, we were the last to be evacuated. We did get a nice tour of the ride with the lights on the cast members pointed out all sorts of hidden targets. I was actually glad to experience that....
we were lucky we were just rounding the first corner (just out of view of the loading area)
we could hear the loading area being evacuated before we knew what was going on. they finally told us that the ride was being evacuated.
Unfortunately i don't really fit in the ride comfortably (i am tall and large) so sitting there waiting was painful in the end i was beginning to get anxious and very un-nerved.
But i understand why it took so long to evacuate us, we weren't stuck in a troublesome area (the main coaster) or one of the flame or smoke areas so they left us until last.
we were given free fast pass/queue jump for one ride (might have been two) which we gave to a young couple we came across coming into the park as we decided the breakdown was a sign for us to leave (had done every ride several times anyway)
Meanwhile over at Universal we got stuck an Harry Potter/FJ. It was kind of cool since all the lights came on giving us a look at all the technology that brings this ride to life. The best was being stuck on the last hill on Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rock-it in December when it was freezing. We were so high up we could see the fireworks going on at Disney. The had to bring up a battery back that opened the hydrolic restraint systems. Fun, Fun, Fun!
We tried a little later to get a second ride, but the ride had a breakdown in which they emptied the queue, so we decided to come back later.
At the end of the day, we went back to Bizarro and got in line. After a bit, we were finally ready, we were next, when a guy exiting the ride vomited all over the loading station. So, things close down again, but we still stay in line. After about 20 minutes or so (they ran out of the cleaner, so they needed maintenance to come with more), we finally got on.
Again, the ride was awesome. But just before we get into the station, the ride stops and we hang out there for about 30 minutes. Apparently there was another incident in the loading station. It went on so long that an employee came out to talk to those of us stuck on the train. My wife and I were ok, we joked around with her, but I think some other people were upset.
After the wait, Bizarro finally stopped holding us hostage and we went on our way home. Like I said, it really is the only good ride there, and we were not gonna try our luck with a third ride.
The only good thing is that I got to ride the entire ride with the lights on. Its not nearly as fun when you realize its basically just an indoor wild mouse/mini coaster.
The only e-stop I've experienced where people freaked out was on the Loch Ness Monster on the 2nd lift hill. We were stopped less than 5 minutes but all the pre-teen girls on the train immediately decided "we're all gonna die!!!"